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    Can only think of this:...

    Can only think of this:
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/66/10/34/661034e1ae1a94440c390b2a045f3f4a.jpg
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    The thing about the torque is not only the sheer...

    The thing about the torque is not only the sheer amount, but the fact that it comes in one big lump at almost idle and stays with you until almost redline. In these cars a corner can be approached in...
  3. Thread: Fiat 500 2020-

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    Ah, our northern neighbours... everybody hates...

    Ah, our northern neighbours... everybody hates them, but they know how to do proper protests. You should see the gillets jaunes they are properly belligerent.

    My main point of complaint with these...
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    Deadly would be a more appropriate word, I guess....

    Deadly would be a more appropriate word, I guess. However, indeed electrically-assisted bicycles are a possible solution. Here are they are offered by a municipality-backed system and they are fairly...
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    You are right in the number of wheels, but wrong...

    You are right in the number of wheels, but wrong on the type of vehicle. A 125cc scooter will give you all the benefits with none of drawbacks. You can have them as EVs too if you want; I used to...
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    As a regular user of a car which has 370ft-lb of...

    As a regular user of a car which has 370ft-lb of torque at 1500rpm and a person who thinks that his car already has all the performance in the world and then some, I wonder what are you going to do...
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    You see, this is the price list for the Peugeot...

    You see, this is the price list for the Peugeot 208 in Europe:
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    The problem is that the cheapest EV version is 7 grand more than the more expensive ICE version. And costs twice as much as the...
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    Depends on the country, here there weren't any......

    Depends on the country, here there weren't any... until the pandemic came along. Now there are some if you replace your old ICE car with something more eco-friendly. The more electric it is the more...
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    When is fast, too fast?

    When is fast, too fast?
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    What they are not telling you is that it is...

    What they are not telling you is that it is supposed to cost 35 grand... :eek:
  11. Thread: Gran Turismo 7

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    I got stuck at PS3. Maybe it is time to upgrade.

    I got stuck at PS3. Maybe it is time to upgrade.
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    I betting on, the car has broken down again and...

    I betting on, the car has broken down again and she is lamenting passing up on that Datsun 1200.
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    Dammit! There I was thinking I was a nice bloke...

    Dammit! There I was thinking I was a nice bloke in a fast Bimmer but alas no... :D

    Actually what has made me better and nicer on the road is me getting older. I still drive fast, but it is a...
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    https://www.carscoops.com/2020/02/science-says-tha...

    https://www.carscoops.com/2020/02/science-says-that-if-you-drive-an-expensive-car-youre-probably-a-jerk-on-the-road/

    No shit Sherlock!

    On the other hand, I drive a junior expensive and fast...
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    Sticky: Happy to oblige. ...

    Happy to oblige.

    https://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum/showthread.php?50154-Renault-Project-H-1967

    Also, thak you for making me discover this obscure piece of french motoring history.
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    I didn't know of this car and conceptually it...

    I didn't know of this car and conceptually it reminds me of something that came out about a decade later, also with fastback styling and a three and half litre V8 but from England...
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    Renault Project H 1967

    The need for big players in the automotive industry to consolidate into even bigger companies isn’t a new concept. Arch rivals Peugeot and Renault joined forces in 1966 to leverage the benefits of...
  18. I bet the only DS9s sold in Europe will be to the...

    I bet the only DS9s sold in Europe will be to the french government....
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    Last week I drove one of those (except for the...

    Last week I drove one of those (except for the hybrid part) and I still can't see the point. What surprised me most of all was how cumbersome it felt despite being about the same size as my car...
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    Nah, the four litre Porsche is a better option. ...

    Nah, the four litre Porsche is a better option.

    The Corvette was fine when it was a two seater muscle car. A bit of performance, simplicity and flamboyance. The mid-engined version looks like it...
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    Less variety is bad... but I'd be hard pressed to...

    Less variety is bad... but I'd be hard pressed to actually properly miss them.
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    I haven't seen any proper reviews of it yet......

    I haven't seen any proper reviews of it yet... but ok it does wonders for emissions. What about fuel economy?

    I don't know, may be Mazda has bitten more than it can chew?

    I hope I'm proven...
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    Well... I read somewhere else that apparently GM...

    Well... I read somewhere else that apparently GM remains committed to a RHD Corvette, but I wonder what is the point...

    I stopped reading at "a 1290kg car with 230bhp is not fast".

    It is.
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    Dammit. I guess I must now cross-out the 8 series...

    Dammit. I guess I must now cross-out the 8 series from my list of M140i replacements...
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    I will take advantage of the revival to point out...

    I will take advantage of the revival to point out several things:

    1. Of the three (although admittedly one is a full on SUV) the Cactus seems to be the lowest, despite being a pseudo-SUV.
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